Summer has come, EM, sunshine and cool waters are waiting for you outside. But there is at least one reason to stay indoors on the weekend: There are tons of free games again – on various platforms. Both Steam, GOG and Epic are offering free weekend promotions this weekend, during which you will even get some games for free.
As always, we summarize the most important free games for you and start with the highlight of the week: Verdun and Tannenberg.
Highlight of the week: Verdun & Tannenberg
Playable World War II museum – launch trailer for the Verdun successor Tannenberg
For whom is it interesting? Verdun and Tannenberg are actually two separate games, but by the same developer and with the same gameplay: to implement a scenario from the First World War as a multiplayer shooter. Just Verdun or the Battle of Tannenberg. If you liked Battlefield 1, you get a comparable gaming experience here – but with a little more realism.
The more open map design of Tannenberg means that Verdun, with its close trench warfare, feels a little more “realistic”, while people in Tannenberg often run openly across the field. However, both games do not have the same hardcore claim as Post Scriptum, for example. As a beginner, you can try it with a clear conscience.
Important to know: Tannenberg and Verdun have almost dead communities on Steam. On a daily average, both games only reach 100 to 200 simultaneous players. So you will either have to organize yourself in Discords – or you play solo or with friends in the AI modes. Because at least there is now the possibility to compete against bots.
How do you get it Verdun and Tannenberg are free to play until June 21st. You can easily activate the Free Weekend in the Steam Shop by clicking on “Start Game” and installing the respective game. There is also a discount if you want to buy Verdun or Tannenberg, but we really advise you to test the bot modes extensively beforehand. Because you simply won’t find a long-lasting multiplayer community here.
The First World War is a very exciting scenario, especially with regard to the question of how to deal with it in games. You can find more about this in our two-part report on World War I:
The most exciting free games on Steam, Epic and GOG
And now let’s talk about the rest of the Free Weekends and of course, as always, separate the permanently free games from the free Trial Weekends. Let’s start with the gifts.
Steam, Epic, GOG: These games are permanently free
- Tell Me Why: As part of Pride Month, the Tell Me Why adventure is free for the whole month. So this weekend too.
- Absolute Drift: This fun drift racer is free on GOG until Saturday. You can keep the game permanently.
- Overcooked 2: One of the funniest party games on the planet. Completely free on the Epic Store.
- Hell is Other Demons: You will also get this bizarre action platformer for free in the Epic Store. Recommendation for retro lovers.
- Museum of Other Realities: Last chance to get hold of the VR multiplayer art museum for free. The free promotion ran for a while, but ends after this weekend.
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Free at Epic: For whom are the two new free games worthwhile?
You can try these games for free
- PGA Tour 2K21: Would you like to try your hand at a golf simulation for free? There is the possibility until Monday.
- Orcs Must Die! 2: To this day, the mix of tower defense and Orc-Klopper plays unbeaten well because it combines action and strategy in an extremely entertaining way. The offer is valid until June 21st, but there is a big discount of 80 percent if you want to continue playing after that.
More free games
If you subscribe to GameStar Plus, you will receive a full version for free every month. This month, Resident Evil 4, one of the greatest action games of all time that set the genre benchmark in many ways. There’s also on GOG a lavish catalog of permanently free gameswhich is expanded from time to time.